ABRAHAM DELONG (ALLISON, IOWA)
ANOTHER PIONEER CALLED IN DEATH, ABE DELONG DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS
ABE DELONG, highly respected pioneer of this community, passed away at his home in Allison early Monday morning following an extended illness. For many months he had been confined to his bed and his death had been momentarily expected for several days. Funeral services were conducted at the Associated Churches Wednesday afternoon of this week at 2 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Edward A. Lang, Rev. Richard S. Haney, of Eagle Grove, a former pastor, gave the funeral sermon. Interment was made at the family lot in the Allison Cemetery.
ABRAHAM I. DELONG was born February 4, 1850 in Allen County, Indiana. His parents were WASHINGTON DELONG and MARY WYMER DELONG. He was one of six children, three sons and three daughters. Of this union he was the fourth to pass to the great Beyond.
About 1872 he left his native state and went west, locating for a while in Nebraska and then spending some time in Iowa. After a brief visit to Indiana, he again returned to Iowa in which state he spent the remainder of his life.
On October 4, 1877, he was united in marriage to MISS MARY MILLER at Bristow, Iowa. They made their home in Butler County, three miles west of Allison until a few years ago when they left the farm and moved to town. There were seven children born to them, all of whom grew to maturity with the exception of a son, GEORGE, who died in early childhood.
Besides the wife, he is survived by
Four daughters and two sons:
MRS. ALICE CLARK, Afton, Iowa
FRANK DELONG, of Waterloo, Iowa
CHARLES DELONG, of Allison
MRS. KATHERINE PALS, of Clarksville
MRS. ELIZABETH BOELMAN, of Allison
MRS. ELSIE STAUFFER, of Greene
The deceased was baptized in the Christian faith and united with the church many years ago. He was a believer in the teachings of the Bible throughout his entire life. During his illness his thoughts were much on spiritual things and always pleased to have the Scriptures read and prayer offered at his bedside.
He was in good health until about 12 years ago after which time there was a gradual failing in strength. In more recent years he was partially disabled and during the last 14 months was confined to his bed. During all the months of his invalidism, his wife has been his constant attendant as she was the faithful companion during the years of health. For her the words “Til Death do us Part” were not a meaningless phrase. Her thought and care night and day were for the comfort and protection of the beloved husband. All that could be done by medical skill was brought to the aid of the patient but no permanent relief could be affected. Loving care and constant watchfulness undoubtedly prolonged his days.
Death came Monday morning at 2:30 o’clock, October 27, 1924. A good man is gone from our midst and a great company of friends extend sympathy to the sorrowing ones.
Besides the wife, and sons and four daughters there also remains
J. F. DELONG of Lamberton, Minnesota
MRS. ELLA HARNER, of Garden City, Kansas
MRS. R. C. DICKINSON and family of Winnebago, Minnesota.
Of the hymns sung at the funeral service, “Rock of Ages” and “Nearer My God to Thee” were selected by the deceased some months ago.
MARY AND ABRAHAM DELONG
MRS. MARY DELONG
WELL-KNOWN PIONEER WOMAN BURIED SUNDAY
Death came to MRS. MARY DELONG at her home last Thursday, after a long illness which terminated in a stroke of apoplexy. Her sickness began with an attack of flu early last winter, which kept her confined to her bed seven weeks. She rallied and was up for a short time, but again was compelled to take to her bed, from which she never rose again.
Mrs. DeLong was a daughter of the PHILLIP and CATHERINE MILLER family, well-known pioneers of the community out toward Bristow. She was born March 31, 1856. In 1877 she was married at the old farm home to ABRAHAM DELONG, with whom she lived on a farm three miles west of Allison till seventeen years ago when they moved in Allison. Her husband died October 17, 1925.
Into the DeLong home seven children were born, six of whom are living.
There are two sons:
FRANK DELONG, of Waterloo, Iowa
CHARLES DELONG of Clarksville, Iowa
MRS. ALICE CLARK of Afton
MRS. CATHERINE PALS of Clarksville
MRS. ELIZABETH BOELMAN of Allison
MRS. ELSIE STAUFFER of Greene
Also survived by 5 brothers:
MILO MILLER of Wesley
WALT MILLER of Allison, her twin brother
LAWRENCE MILLER of Allison
HENRY MILLER of Bristow
ANTHONY MILLER of Waterloo
MRS. J. F. DELONG of Lamberton, Minnesota
At her death, Mrs. DeLong was 74 years and 1 month old. In early womanhood she became a member of the United Brethren Church.
Funeral services were held at the Associated church here Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. Roush of Hudson, assisted by Rev. O. B. Preston. Music was rendered by a male trio, Chris Shirer, John B. Folkers and Henry Burma. Burial was in the Allison Cemetery.
JACOB F. DELONG
JACOB F. DELONG was written by a friend of the family at Little
JACOB F. DELONG passed away at the home of his son, PHILLIP DELONG, Little Sauk, Minnesota, on Sunday morning, April 24, 1932, following an illness of several months duration. His condition had been critical for a week due to pneumonia until Sunday morning when he passed away peacefully, his wife and sons, PHILLIP AND RAY, being at his bedside when the end came.
JACOB F. DELONG, son of WASHINGTON and MARY DELONG was born in Allen county, Indiana, May 10, 1855 and was 76 years, 11 months, and 14 days old when the summons came.
On October 14, 1885, he was united in marriage to MISS LAURA MILLER of Bristow, Iowa, where they resided for some years. Four sons were born to them, all of whom are living. His wife survives him also.
The sons are:
PHILLIP M. DELONG of Little Sauk, Minnesota
RAY R. DELONG, of Sauk Center, Minnesota
DAWSON DELONG, of Eugene, Oregon
PAUL DELONG, of Lansing, Iowa
MRS. L. A. HARNES, of Garden City, Kansas
MRS. R. C. DICKINSON of Winnebago, Minnesota
18 grandchildren and
1 great grandchild also survive.
Deceased was baptized in the Christian faith and united with the United Brethren church at Bristow and was a good Christian man all his life. In 1914 he movd to Lamberton, Minnesota where he made many friends. He continued to reside at Lamberton until 2 years ago, when his health failed and he went to live with his son, Paul, at Lansing, Iowa; a year ago he went to the home of his son Phillip, at Little Sauk, Minnesota where they stayed until his death.
During the months of his illness he had carefully cared for and all that could be done for his comfort was done. His wife being his constant attendant anticipating his every need, his comfort to the very last, watching with him through many nights. He made many friends everywhere who mourn his loss and sympathize with the bereaved family.
A brief funeral service was held at the home in Little Sauk and his body was accompanied by the widow, Phillip and Paul, to Bristow, where the last rites were conducted on Wednesday, April 27, from the U. B. Church in charge of Rev. W. N. Roush, a former pastor and old time friend of the family, where a large number of neighbors and friends gathered as a mark of esteem and respect to one who had walked and talked among us in the days agone.
Old time friends furnished the music for the occasion and old time friends bore the body to his last resting place at Oak Hill.
Mrs. Paul DeLong accompanied her husband from Lansing for the obsequies and many came from neighboring towns and communities. Mrs. DeLong and son, Phillip, remained here until the weekend when they returned to Little Sauk, Minnesota.
CHARLES EDWARD DELONG
RITES HELD FOR CHARLES DELONG
CHARLES EDWARD DELONG, the son of ABRAHAM AND MARY MILLER DELONG, was born at the farm home of his parents in Butler Co., Iowa, on the 18th day of September 1881 and passed away at his home in Greene, on Thursday, March 4, having attained the age of 74 years, 5 months, 14 days.
On March 19, 1913, he was united in marriage to MISS EDITH STAUFFER at the home of the bride near Greene and to this union was born one son, Eugene.
Charles DeLong followed the business of farming for the greater part of his life, as a boy on his parents’ farm and after reaching maturity he farmed for himself near Allison & Greene, moving here in 1936. During the last nine of these years he worked as a miller in Greene.
Charles DeLong was preceded in death by his parents and by an infant brother. He is survived by his wife; by his son:
EUGENE of Charles City
DOUGLAS, MICHAEL, and RANDALL DELONG
FRANK DELONG of LaFeris, Texas
MRS. HENRY PALS of Waverly
MRS. T. BOWMAN, of Allison
MRS. BERL STAUFFER
MRS. LEE CLARKE of Greene
Funeral services for Mr. DeLong were held in the First Methodist church in Greene Sunday afternoon, March 7, with the Rev. Harvey Walker officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.